Gael García Bernal is effortlessly charming in this hilarious culture-shock comedy from Mexico about a womanizing televnovela actor whose wife abandons him and sends his life into a tailspin.
“A cleverly effective comedy.” – Anaid Ramirez, Time Out Mexico
Eligio (Bernal) is a charismatic (and philandering) actor who wakes up one morning to find that his wife Susana (Verónica Echegui) has left him without word or warning. Lovesick and a bit bullheaded, he tracks her down to a writer’s workshop in Iowa, and hatches a plan to bring her home. Boarding a plane from Mexico City to pursue her, Eligio provokes one comical international incident after another. Shocked to find Susana in new relationship, Eligio is determined to win her back, even though the new surroundings provide him with an unneeded romantic distraction. Soon, Eligio and Susana will test the limits of their patience – and their love. (Dir. by Roberto Sneider, 2016, Mexico/Canada, in English and Spanish with English subtitles, 100 mins., Not Rated)